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Nurse Practitioners in Texas

Considering a career as a Nurse Practitioner in Texas?

43.8% Jobs Projection
$108,660 Median Salary
930 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Nurse Practitioners in Texas is growing faster than average.

  • Nurse Practitioners in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Nurse Practitioners Work in Texas?

In Texas, there were 12,020 people working as Nurse Practitioners in the year 2018.

There were 10,730 Nurse Practitioners employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,290 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Nurse Practitioners in TX Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,820 Nurse Practitioners working in it, which means Texas has more Nurse Practitioners than average.

Nurse Practitioners in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Nurse Practitioners in this state are growing at a rate of 43.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 36.1%.

Job Projections for Nurse Practitioners: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 930 annual job openings, and 13,030 total jobs in 2026 for Nurse Practitioners in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 14,400 annual jobs and 211,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Nurse Practitioners Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Nurse Practitioners ranged from $82,490 to $151,720 with $108,660 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $39.66 to $72.94. The median hourly rate was $52.24.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $52.7 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.46.

The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Nurse Practitioners Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas Metros for Nurse Practitioners

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Nurse Practitioners.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,300 $104,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,000 $116,280
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,360 $103,400
Austin-Round Rock, TX 820 $103,930
El Paso, TX 390 $104,770
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 290 $120,100
Lubbock, TX 250 $109,530
Killeen-Temple, TX 230 $103,750
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 150 $115,940
Waco, TX 140 $117,350
Tyler, TX 140 $109,710
Corpus Christi, TX 140 $97,540
Longview, TX 120 $108,650
Midland, TX 120 $116,740
Amarillo, TX 110 $101,640
Wichita Falls, TX 110 $106,280
Laredo, TX 100 $110,180
Abilene, TX 100 $88,620
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 90 $128,430
Texarkana, TX-AR 50 $107,980
San Angelo, TX 50 $105,210
College Station-Bryan, TX 50 $124,030
Odessa, TX 30 $104,100

Top States for Nurse Practitioners Employment

View the list below to see where most Nurse Practitioners work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 13,710 $118,550
California 13,420 $126,890
Texas 12,020 $108,660
Florida 10,590 $97,270
Ohio 7,510 $101,010
Pennsylvania 7,280 $97,130
Tennessee 7,010 $96,440
Massachusetts 6,200 $119,420
Georgia 6,110 $104,360
New Jersey 5,900 $118,040
Illinois 5,540 $103,760
Indiana 4,780 $102,390
North Carolina 4,760 $101,540
Virginia 4,710 $102,480
Michigan 4,490 $103,210
Missouri 4,390 $98,430
Minnesota 3,880 $115,550
Maryland 3,710 $108,580
Alabama 3,680 $95,010
Arizona 3,510 $111,780

Below are the states where Nurse Practitioners get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $126,890
Hawaii $123,570
Alaska $120,100
Massachusetts $119,420
New York $118,550
New Jersey $118,040
Washington $116,350
Minnesota $115,550
Connecticut $115,370
Wyoming $114,000

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